Guy Woolfenden has conducted concerts with many of
the major British symphony and chamber orchestras, and his imaginative
programmes are highly regarded. He enjoys a close association with many
composers and has conducted an impressive number of first performances.
His theatrical flair finds its natural outlet in
opera, and his credits include three productions with Scottish Opera
and, in London, the first British productions of Nielsen's Saul
and David, Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans
and Liszt's Don Sanche.
In collaboration with choreographer André
Prokovsky, he has arranged the music for four full-length ballets,
which he has subsequently conducted in productions with Australian
Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Hong Kong Ballet Comapny, Scottish
Ballet and Asami Maki Ballet, Tokyo. He conducted the acclaimed Russian
premiere of Anna Karenina with The Kirov Ballet
at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 1993.
With around 150 scores for the Royal Shakespeare
Company and an impressive list of credits with major European theatre
companies, including the Comédie-Française, Paris, the Burgtheater,
Vienna, the Teatro Stabile, Genoa and the Norwegian National Theatre,
Oslo, Guy Woolfenden's theatre music is highly regarded throughout the
world. He has collaborated with some of the world's finest directors,
designers and choreographers in many award-winning productions.
Guy Woolfenden was awarded an OBE for services to
music by HM The Queen in the New Years Honours 2007.